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attacked our people. >> as the u.s. mourns the death of it was a massacre to libya christopher stevens, demonstrators in yemen stormed the u.s. embassy there, protesting an american-made film than a credit me profit mohammed. we will go to yemen and egypt where protests have entered a third day. then to one of the world's leading islamic scholars, tariq ramadan on "islam and the arab awakening." >> if you look at the situation in tunisia and egypt, corruption, poverty, unemployment -- many people who were visiting egypt are dealing with the media saying, there is something not going right. the situation is very bad. we knew something could happen. >> as new census figures show 46,000 americans -- millions of americans are in poverty, we will speak with tavis smiley and cornel west. >> inequality, the top 1% got 93% of income in 2010. income. wealth. that is morally obscene. it is an ethical abomination. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. protests are spreading in the middle east over u.s. made film c
now!" juan gonzalez's book, examining how u.s. intervention in latin america forced millions of people to move to the united states. we will speak with juan, as well as co-director eduardo lopez and air excerpts of the found. >> the american nation cannot, must not, and will not permit the establishment of another communist government in the western hemisphere. >> i am here because the united states invaded my country in 1965, and illegal invasion, completely trumped up excuse to invade the dominican republic and crush our democratic hopes. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least five people had been killed in u.s. drone strike inside pakistan. a pair of missiles reportedly struck a village in the region of north missouri stand. it is unclear if any civilians were killed. a new study is backing claims the u.s. has killed far more civilians in pakistan drone strikes than publicly and knowledge. researchers at the york university and stanford university say the drone strikes "terrorized men, women,
days. >> it is time for the u.s. to cease the persecution of wikileaks, to cease its persecution of our people, and to cease its persecution of our sources. >> we will play julian assange's address and speak to his attorney michael ratner. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. anti-austerity protests continue to rage in greece and spain as both countries praise for fresh cuts. greek leaders a meeting today over $15 billion austerity plan aimed at persuading international lenders to release tens of billions in aid. demonstrations erupted across greece and the first general strike since the new government took office in june. in the greek capital athens, tens of thousands took to the streets, some hurling firebombs, breaking windows, and setting fires. spain is expected to unveil massive cuts today in its budget plan for next year. on wednesday, protesters are rounded the spanish parliament for a second day to protest against austerity. opposition activists are claiming more than 300 people were killed in syr
now!" the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed along with three other embassy staff after protesters stormed a consular building, denouncing an american made film insulting the prophet mohammed. secrets and lies in the terror wars. and look how the bush white house was deaf to warnings ahead of the 9/11 attacks. >> one of the things that was most surprising to me during their years of reporting on this was the number of elements of the story that were advanced by governments around the world that ended up not being true. >> kurt eichenwald on his boat "500 days." and a whistleblower once jailed after revealing how ubs had helped americans evade taxes. >> today is a great day for whistleblowers, a great day for all the honest americans out there who work their job, pay their taxes, and today is a great day for tax fairness. today is a terrible day for big- time tax cheats. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three embassy staffers have been killed in an att
in the u.s. government secrets torture and rendition program. we will speak with alfred mccoy here in madison. he is author of "torture and impunity." >> there is an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. torture taps into the deepest recesses of the human consciousness where creation and destruction exist. with a capacity for cruelty and kindness to exist. it has a powerful, perverse appeal. and once it starts, but the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread. it spreads out of control. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected to be a massive day of action against the u.s. made film "innocence of muslims." the pakistani government declared friday a public holiday to allow people to demonstrate against the film, which mocks the muslim prophet mohammed. pakistan shut down cell phone service in major cities as officials moved
international action could prevent a crisis in part by addressing the harsh impact of the recent u.s. drought. >> there is a risk of more price increases, but at the moment, there is no evidence to suggest that is an inevitability. the very sharp reduction in u.s. production because of the worst drought for 50 years had a major impact on stock levels and on prices. the overall global stock use ratio has fallen to a historic low of just over 13%. in the u.s., is significantly lower than that. >> more than 100 striking miners in south africa have been released from jail after they were arrested during the killings of their colleagues. dozens were initially charged for the murders, despite the fact the victims were in fact shot dead by police. the slain miners were killed more than a week after walking off the job at the marikana platinum mine in a call for higher pay. despite their release, many still face charges and are due to appear in court early next year. for a discussion with the south african ambassador to the united states, you can go to democracynow.org. in israel and the occupied ter
were killed when a bomb struck a crowded commercial area. the u.s. has formally handed control of the bagram air base to the afghan government and a key milestone for the more than a decade-long a to occupation. but despite the handover, the u.s. is continuing to contain control over several dozen prisoners in a dispute the afghan government. "the new york times" reports the spat apparently centers on afghan refusals to adopt the no- trial detention system demanded by the u.s. government. scores of syrian government forces have been killed in a double bombing in the besieged city of aleppo. residents and activists say the bombs targeted makeshift barracks housing soldiers stationed in aleppo to root out opposition fighters. syrian state media say of the 17 soldiers were killed and 40 wounded. speaking at the asia-pacific economic cooperation summit in russia, secretary state clinton said the u.s. continues support for the syrian opposition. >> we have not seen eye to eye with russia on syria. that may continue. if it does continue, then we will work with like-minded states to s
. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. anti-u.s. government protests continue in muslim countries angered over u.s.-made amateur film mocking the prophet mohammed. in pakistan, at least 21 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded on friday when thousands took part in nationwide rallies that turned violent. secretary of state hillary clinton appealed for calm inside pakistan. >> i want to thank the government of pakistan for their efforts to protect our embassy in islamabad and consulates elsewhere. and i want to be clear, as i have said numerous occasions, the violence we have seen cannot be tolerated. there is no justification for violence. of course, there is provocation and we have certainly made clear that we do not in any way support provocation. >> where protests were held over the weekend in countries including iran, greece, and bangladesh. "the new york times" reports the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya during protests there is the film has seriously hampered ca operations on the ground. following the deaths of u.s.
) in the mid-30's, the national recovery act was declared unconstitutional but it took until 1948 for the supreme court to finally put its nail in the system's coffin. it ordered the majors to sell their cinemas and function as distribution and production companies only. the classic studio era was over. paramount was the first to consent and as a result, its profits dropped from $20 million to $6 million in one year. the studios were so efficient that it was an oligarchy and the government came in and said, "no, no." it was much more efficient when the studios made movies, distributed the movies, and exhibited the movies. that ended in 1948 with the paramount decree. no more theatre holdings, no more cash flow, can't pay the overhead. (thomas schatz) you can't maintain and run the factory. when you own theatres, you knew that you had a seller. that a picture would go in and do so much money and you could depend on that. now without the theatres, you didn't have that insurance. so there was a tendency to cut back on production. when you cut back on production then you cut back on y
africa. in egypt, police in riot gear used tear gas against demonstrators hurling rocks at the u.s. embassy. the muslim brotherhood canceled the million man protest scheduled to follow friday prayers, but protesters continued to gather and some reportedly moved to burn an american flag. in yemen, protesters breached a security wall, set fire to building inside u.s. embassy compound thursday. four protesters died while dozens of people were injured as security forces clashed with demonstrators. protests against the film have erupted in multiple other locations including bangladesh, malaysia, indonesia, iraq, iran, jordan, sudan, tunisia, israel, and the gaza strip. u.s. authorities have officially identified the key figure behind the anti islam film that sparked the protests. nakoula basseley nakoula is a 55-year-old 7 california resident with a checkered past involving drug convictions and bank fraud. he was sentenced to nearly two years in prison in 2010 for financial crimes and is barred from using the internet without approval under the terms of his supervised release. he told t
with a heavy focus on the wave of protests that have swept muslim countries and the killing of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. obama condemned the anti-islam film that set off the unrest. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. i believe its message must be rejected. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well. in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views are around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. how do we respond? on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> he also addressed ongoing tensions with iran. saying he hopes to resolve the nuclear standoff through diplomacy. >> just as it restricts the rights of its own people, the government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and supports terrorist units abroad. it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate that its nuclear program is peaceful. let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue. we believe there is still
had been laid off thursdaearlier in the day. it follows a rash of other mass shootings in u.s. this year, and the latest act of violence involving a shooter with reported financial difficulties. the laid-off worker who killed a former co-worker outside the empire state building in nyc last month was reportedly facing eviction. two weeks before that, a man in college station, texas opened fire on a constable bringing him an eviction notice, killing two people before being fatally shot by police. minneapolis mayor -- the minneapolis mayor spoke after the shootings thursday. >> we are deeply, deeply sorry about what has happened here. the employees are together and are being cared for. the neighborhood, as i mentioned, is secure and will be returning to relative calm, but obviously we have a horrible crime scene we will be dealing with over time. >> the california man reportedly behind an anti-islam video that sparked global protests has been arrested and accused of violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction for financial crimes. aquila basseley nakoula was orde
. the u.s.-led bid occupation in afghanistan says it has scaled back operations with members of the afghan forces in a bid to reduce attacks on coalition troops. at least 51 foreign soldiers, most of them americans, have been killed in attacks carried out by afghan police and soldiers so far this year. on monday, nato spokesperson guerter katz confirmed up to eight civilians were killed in u.s. airstrike in a village in eastern afghanistan. >> a number of afghan civilians were unintentionally killed or injured during the mission between [indiscernible] i take full responsibility for this tragedy. >> united nations has confirmed august was the deadliest month so far in syria's 18-long armed conflict -- a 18-month long armed conflict between president bashar al-assad and armed rebels. the u.n. special coordinator said the toll continues to grow with no signs of slowing down. >> the month of august registered a higher number of casualties thus far in the toll is growing. more than 2.5 million people, including refugees from iraq and palestine, need protection and assistance inside syria. as c
, north carolina. outrage has erupted in yemen of the killing of 13 civilians in u.s. drone strike on sunday. the yemeni government officials have confirmed the tolls and the intended target of the strike was completely messed. according to cnn, outraged family members attempted to deliver the victims' bodies to the residents of the omnipresent, but were denied entry. the yemeni government says it is investigating the new united nations envoy to syria has warned the country's civil war has reached catastrophic proportions. lakhdar brahimi, a veteran algerian diplomat, issued the warning in his first address to the u.n. general assembly since replacing kofi annan. >> the death toll is staggering. the destruction is reaching catastrophic proportions. and the suffering of the people is immense. mr. president, and looking for it to my visit to damascus in a few days' time and also, when convenient and possible, to all the countries who are in a position to help the syrian political process become a reality, hitting to a transition that respects the aspirations of the syrian people and
the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question. if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [applause] you know there's something wrong with the kind of job his son as president and the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> we will have more from romney's speech after the headlines. the justice department has announced it will not prosecute anyone involved in the killing and torturing of prisoners in cia custody after a three-year investigation. the justice department had been probing the deaths of two men: one in iraq, one in afghanistan. gul rahman died in 2002 while being held a secret cia facility known as the salt pit in afghanistan. he had been shackled to a concrete wall in
exonerating attorney general eric holder. the operation saw u.s. agents allowing the sale of thousands of guns to middlemen for mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain access to senior level figures within mexico's criminal organization. the nearly 500-page report, issued wednesday, accuses federal prosecutors and agents from the bureau of all, tobacco and firearms of allowing the botched sting to continue through a "series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment, and management failures." holder has faced a number of republican attacks over the program, culminating in a contempt vote by the house earlier this year. while the report exonerates eric holder, it condemns assistant attorney general brewer and an aide who promptly resigned on wednesday. more than a dozen officials are singled out in the report for possible discipline. iraq is denying reports it allowed iran to fly shipments of weapons and military personnel to in a the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad over iraq airspace. according to reuters, the transfers have been authorized under a deal between top iraq
's methods of birth control rarely fail. daniel mishell: well when i was in training in the 1950's, the only contraceptives available were the barrier methods, the condom and the diaphragm. the barrier methods frequently failed and abortion was not legal and there were a large number of unwanted births before oral contraceptives became available. oral contraceptives first came on the market in the 1960's. daniel mishell: that was a huge advance, enabling or empowering women to control their time of reproduction and have more pregnancies planned. and about 80% of u.s. women use oral contraceptives at some time in their lifetime, but most of them stop using it after a year or two to either have another child or concern about side effects. but now we have data on long-term use of oral contraceptives and there appears to be no harm for women to continue to take them through their-- throughout their reproductive life. in addition to providing an effective form of birth control, the pill has other benefits. robert hatcher: after ten years of pill use, it has an 80% of protective effect against ova
who spent his lifetime gathering data about the planets. and back in the 1700s, kepler found some very, very interesting things. first of all, kepler found out that the planets go around the sun, not in circles, but in what? ellipses and i can draw an ellipse for you, gang. an ellipse can be constructed as such. i wish i knew this when i was in high school in wood shop when i had to make a coffee table and i made an elliptical type coffee table and i thought i was very clever because what i did is i drew one quadrant of an ellipse on newspaper and cut it out and then folded it over, traced it, folded it over, traced it, folded it over, traced it and i thought i had what was a nice ellipse. if i had known about this, i would have had a better coffee table. i can construct an ellipse very simply, watch this. and turn the string around, gang. you kinda get the idea. that is an ellipse. an ellipse is a path whereby the distance at any point, like out here, the distance from here to here plus the distance from here to here is a constant. that's the definition of ellipse. take a math class,
stands in contrast to longstanding u.s. government policy which calls for the city's status to be resolved through negotiations between israel and the palestinians. israel has occupied east jerusalem since 1967. for a discussion of what happened at the dnc on wednesday, you can go to democracynow.org. president obama is set to close the dnc tonight with his acceptance speech. convention organizers have cancelled plans to hold a speech at the outdoor bank of america stadium to forecasts of rain. on wednesday, former president bill clinton gave a rousing speech in support of obama's campaign. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the cracks. he laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. now, are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off since he took office? >> also speaking during the prime-time convention hour on wednesday was consumer advocate and massachusetts senate hopef
seek to freeze the appeal. eight civilians have been killed in a bombing by the u. s-led nato occupation force in afghanistan. local villagers say they were collecting firewood when they were under attack. >> those killed are all women. they are not able to distinguish between sticks and guns. the women were collecting wood. you infidels and americans could not see the difference between a piece of wood and a gun? times have seven others were also wounded. >> the nato occupation meanwhile continues to face a relentless wave of attacks from inside the afghan ranks. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed, two wounded by a member of the afghan police. a nato spokesperson said this followed a separate attack on foreign troops. >> there were two more insider attacks within the last 24 hours. mr. day coming in the late afternoon, we had an insider attack where a member of the afghan local police was killing two soldiers, wounding another british soldier. the shooter had been killed in that incident. in the early morning hours today, four isaf members were killed, a member of the
as civilization itself, it wasn't until the early 1970s, that it was finally named a public health problem. looking at violence from a health or public health perspective has been very helpful, both because it means one looks at those factors that lead to and contribute to violence-- factors that you can do something about, preventively or even in a treatment sense, but it also tends to decriminalize things so that you can approach communities from a non-judicial, non-police point of view, and that is often that is often more acceptable for communities. communities are able then to undertake things. in a one year period in the early 1980s, dozens of african american children were abducted and murdered in georgia. alarmed, and determined to help, jennie trotter began working towards violence prevention in her community. jennie trotter: i became aware of communities that had very little resources. i mean, in fact, none. as a result, these kids were very idle, getting involved in juvenile delinquency and just nothing going on in the community, so it became the community program... we were abl
for republican-length groups including u.s. chamber of commerce, americans for prosperity, and crossroads gps, which had altered their ads after being compelled to disclose who funded them. in a statement, democratic congressmember christopher had hollen of maryland, who brought the initial case that won the disclosure rule, said -- the magazine mother jones has released the full version of the secret mitt romney campaign speech that has sparked a national controversy. in one excerpt from the tape, recorded at a romney fundraiser in florida earlier this year, mitt romney says palestinians don't want peace with israel and suggests his middle east policy would be to do nothing and hope for the best. >> the obama campaign has pounced on romney's widely reported statement on the video that nearly half the country is dependent on government aid and sees themselves as victims. in washington, white house press secretary jay carney drew a contrast between romney and obama's view of the electorate. >> when your president of the united states, your president of all the people, not just the people who v
submarines in the 1920s, echo sounding devices emit a pulse of sound toward the ocean bottom, recording the time it takes for that sound to bounce off the bottom and back to the device. by converting echo time into water depth, echo sounding devices draw a 2-dimensional profile of the ocean floor beneath the research vessel. in recent years, however, marine geologist have employed more sophisticated acoustical techniques to map the topography of the sea floor. these robotically controlled imaging devices can map and area of the ocean floor tens of kilometers wide in a single pass. this 3-dimensional view of the ocean bottom can be clearer, more detailed, and even more valuable than the ocean floor view from the window of a research submersible. one such imaging device is currently being used to map the territorial waters of the united states. in 1983, the federal government expanded this region to include all terrain within 200 miles of american shores. the u.s. geological survey was assigned the task of mapping this enormous new acquisition for possible future development of resources.
of having a second episode are about 50%, about a coin toss. beverly: when i got to be early 20s, and i worked at big general hospital in the psych unit, no less, is when i began to really understand that there was something wrong, and that i needed some help. i ended up having a big episode of crying. i mean, i just cried. i cried for three days. i stayed home from work, and i-- you know, i had life problems but they weren't huge. i had a job. it wasn't like i was going to be homeless or that kind of thing. i was just so down all the time. an obviously depressed mood is the most common manifestation of depression-- loss of energy, difficulty functioning on the job, feeling like you can't cope at home, feeling like you just want to withdraw and do nothing. i would go inside myself and feel inside myself, and not talk, not want to watch tv, not want to do anything, and then eventually, i'd go to a sleeping mode; i'd want to sleep a lot. you can't just say to yourself, "snap out of it and get back on your feet." some people with depression can force themselves to get out of bed, but they
,000 for cash claims. sipc. s-i-p... k. [ buzzer ] don't know about sipc, the securities investor protection corporation? that's okay, we can spell it out for you. learn more at www.sipc.org. funding for this program was provided by... joanne hendrick: isn't it wonderful when our day begins with such cheerful smiles and happy faces? and don't we wish it could always be like this? but in order for that to happen, we must remember thatt takes a lot of patience combined with good judgment and warm, nurturing relationships to raise emotionally healthy, comfortable, and cheerful children. of course, some days are going to be better than others and some even worse. it's just a fact. no matter what we do, children are still going to feel sad, afraid, anxious, and angry from time to time. it's all part of growing up and learning to cope with their feelings. hello. i'm joanne hendrick, the author of the whole child and your host for this series. on this program, our focus is emotional health, and our challenge is to learn how to help children cope with their feelings and express them in socially acce
. ♪ the angels up in heaven done signed my name. ♪ i'm a kid of the '60s, so for me, i came to this gospel music not through the church, but really through the movement. i mean, whenever we were in demonstrations, or i'd see demonstrations, there was always music being played. ♪ we shall overcome. (narrator) music has the power to unite people in common cause. it is often able to convey a political message in stronger and more emotional ways than speech. ♪ we shall overcome. in the 1960s during the civil rights and anti-war movements, music became a driving force in the struggle for social change. (seeger) there wasn't a single meeting that didn't have singing. "we shall overcome" was the most famous song, but there were hundreds of others. they'd change over a gospel song, put new words to it. very common technique. it's been done for centuries. "we shall overcome" was originally a fast song. [clapping] ♪ i'll overcome. ♪ i'll overcome someday. ♪ we shall overcome. when you sing "we shall overcome," your shoulders are touching because you're crossing your arms in front of you, and swa
gravel, i smash that down into, begin with an s, ends with and, try it. sand. now, i'd be taking that sand, honey. i take that sledgehammer and i smash that sand down into... - dust. - dust, powder. and i take that sledgehammer and whomp. i smash that dust down to... pebbles. powder, fine dust. fine dust, all right, all right. all right, let's take that fine dust and i smash that down into, begin with c, r, y, s, t, a... crystals. and i take those crystals and i smash those down into... molecules, or begin with "a" and guess what we're gonna be talking about today? atoms, all right. now, i take those atoms and i smash those down. can i break the atom down to perhaps finer still. the answer, begin with a "y", end with a "p". - what is the answer? - yup. yup can do, okay. but i'll tell you what, when you get down to the atom, you're down to the elemental building block of matter. turns out the atom can be divided too. but if you take matter, like a hunk of gold, and break it down... you're finally down to one gold atom. take a bar of aluminum. break it down, you'll come to one atom
of cairo extinguished with him. stranger still, at the same instant in england, s dog gave a terrifying howl and died. then georges benedite, the head of egyptian antiquities at the louvre museum, died of a stroke after leaving a tomb. still another death occurred-- that of arthur c. mace from the metropolitan museum in new york, who was assisting carter. the bizarre events surrounding the opening of tutankhamun's tomb appear today to have been merely coincidental. the unextinguishable legend of the mummy's curse had begun. who was this king? what was he like? what did he achieve in a life lived 34 centuries ago? we don't know for sure. all we have are images. even with its discovery, the tomb still refuses to yield many of its secrets. we know only that the young boy king, tutankhamun, grew up during one of the most turbulent periods in egypt's long history. it was a time when the stability of egypt had been wracked by a religious and political revolution that for the first time in history eliminated all gods but one: aten, the sun. the precipitator of the crisis was the pharaoh akhena
, folks feel very comfortable that this problem was addressed and successfully licked back in the 80's and that it's something we can move on away from at this point. and that is absolutely not the case. smoking also increases the risk of premature delivery and low birth weight. in fact, babies whose mothers smoke are at greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome. calvin john hobel: sometimes it's hard to look at just the effect of smoking by itself, because smoking women have other habits that compound the effect of smoking. for example, nutrition. women who smoke tend to have poor nutrition. they may also be the person who's not taking their vitamins so they have a folic acid deficiency. so when you combine poor nutrition and not taking adequate vitamins, then in combination, that can lead to more serious problems. women often become more health conscious when they become pregnant. and that often translates into a more healthy diet. women aren't "eating for two," as the old saying goes. they only need a few more calories. but they do need to eat well. undernourished pregnant women
are maybe at rest, we're going around them? in fact, what's the nearest star? begins with an s. you are now-- let me tell you. begins with a s, ends with a n, got a u in the middle, try it. sun. sun. very good, okay. that's the sun. the sun is the nearest star, okay? and we go around, around, around the sun, is that true? but it was one time thought that's not the case. and one of the arguments that was advanced to show that the earth really is at rest and not the other way around is the following: consider a bird at the top of a tree, and down below there's a juicy worm just coming up to the ground. and the bird is up at the top and looks down and sees the worm. now, we know from experience that's its possible for that bird to drop from the tree, come down, catch the worm and fly back up. true? and it was stated as such. it was calculated how fast the world would have to be moving, even turning around like around, around, around, like day, night, day, night, day, night. it's about at this latitude something like 800 miles an hour, 800 or 900 miles an hour. okay? now, during the time that t
with s, ends with turn. do you know what it is gang? saturn, that's right and the other one is uranus, neptune, okay. rings, moons that have gotten too close and just simply got ripped apart, they are whole lot of boulders and they're just all spinning around. that's what they are. tidal forces can be enormous when you are very, very close to something because the difference in pull between near and far might be greater than the force with which everything is held together with. makes sense? so tidal forces don't occur too much for long, long distances but for short distances where the difference in pulls is a lot, the tidal forces can be enormous. we don't get the same depth of tide every day. some days, the tide is higher and lower than others and the reason for that is because both the moon and the sun are pulling at the same time. you see, if i have the moon pulling here and i have the sun out here pulling in the same direction, that's going to make these bulges even more. the sun contributes about 1/4 as much influence as the moon. i mean, it's still as big, okay? so when they're
of them were explored in the 1890s by an archaeologist named gordon. and in some of them he found what he thought was very early pottery and some human skeletons. widmer: well, here it is. storey: yeah. widmer: it's a little bigger than i thought it would be. storey: it sure is. widmer: okay, here's the entrance. i'll tell you what, rebecca -- i'll go in first. you can hand the lantern down to me. storey: that's a good idea. yeah. go ahead. widmer: it's not as tight as it looks, but it does go down. keach: storey and widmer reach the first small chamber. gordon reported that he found the bones and pots in a second chamber beyond this one. storey: looks like a tighter fit than the other one. widmer: oh, yeah, it is. storey: looks longer, too. widmer: yeah, but i can see the bottom. don't see any bats. well, i'm standing in gordon's test pit. storey: human bone. there is human bone here, yes. keach: the cave floor is made of limestone and decomposed bat guano. that's the reason for the masks. the dry soil has preserved the bones for 3,000 years or more. storey: good place to put a pit. let'
. i think of kansas's old song from the '70s or '80s, whenever it was, "dust in the wind," "we're all dust in the wind." that's the kind of an idea, because when you stand by the pyramids, and after you've been through the museum, you see the wealth, the intensity, the grandeur, but there's just dust, coming off the pyramids, just blowing by you. and that's what, for me, was - that's what brought the awe out, and from that, the inspiration came to do the little piece on it in this section of the course. let me just finish up our process here, and then i've got to go back to your good question, barbara about do we need religion - does it have to be religion - i want to move into that direction. we have a couple of very interesting, a little bit lighter interviews along those lines. but here's, just to run down the steps again, we have self-consciousness, we identify with the other, we compete with the boundary questions - not compete so much but work with and have to make sense of them; rites of passage generate those questions, as we've seen - and now can we then as step four talk abo
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, as a whole, and get some idea of the size and number of people that lived here. keach: during the 1960s, archaeologists surveyed the entire city, revealing an urban grid as deliberate as the streets of manhattan. a total of 2,600 buildings lined densely packed streets. 80% of these were residential compounds. these compounds enclosed numerous sleeping rooms, patios and kitchens. archaeologists estimate that 30 to 100 people could be housed in a single compound. were these like modern apartment buildings, where strangers lived together by chance ? or was there a thread of kinship connecting the residents of these large compounds ? what clues were left behind of teotihuacan's families ? archaeologist michael spence. we usually bury in cemeteries set apart from the places where the people lived. that makes it difficult to tie them ba into their living quarters. in teotihuacan, fortunately, the people were buried within the apartment compound. some of them were buried in open spaces like patios. these would have been particularly important individuals. but many of them were buried under the
in a pivotal position in the course of drama is ibsen's peer gynt. ibsen wrote peer gynt in the late 1860s as an epic poem not intended for the stage. some years later, he decided to have it staged and commissioned edvard grieg to write the music for it. [music] ibsen developed the poetic epic play on an actual character in norwegian folklore who had lived about 100 years earlier. the setting is strongly norwegian: brooding skies, mountain and valley, fjord and forest. in peer gynt, ibsen weaves folktale and fantasy, developing a new picture of emerging man and the problem of heroism in the modern age. peer, like other great literary epic heroes such as beowulf, siegfried, roland and faust, reflects a universal human condition: the search for identity and the mortal consequences of his actions. but peer is a more complex and introspective hero. while on the one hand he is an imaginative storyteller, he is also a liar. though he recognizes the good and the ideal, he consistently opts for evil and compromise. when there is a shipwreck, peer determines that the cook's life is expendable and s
in the 1900s. and when the human race gets up to where there is the two instead of a one, then the human race will be doing things like this, at first a few people and then later, more. all you people have calculators. you get them in your rice krispies box, when you open your cereal. i can remember when calculators first came out, they were so rare and so expensive that at my school in san francisco, we were told, "you can't use a calculator for exams." why? because only the rich ones can have them and that's discriminating against the poor folk, so nobody can use a calculator, they are too expensive, too hard to get. and how about today? like i say in your rice krispies in the morning, there is a calculator, okay? everyone has them. and so today, how many people orbit around the world, a lot or a little? how about tomorrow? i talked to an astronaut type couple of summers ago. and he belongs to a club where to be in that club, you have had to orbit the earth at least once. i thought to myself, must be awfully small club, it's a big club. i forget what it is, it's more than a hundred. you kno
in an idealized maya past -- no wars, no power struggles, no economic turmoil. but in the 1940s, evidence uncovered at magnificent ruins like palenque in northern mexico began to change this notion of a peaceful maya. archaeologists investigated a structure known as the "temple of the inscriptions." the building's upper level seemed imposingly solid. but beneath it, archaeologists discovered a hidden staircase. it had been deliberately blocked with rubble in ancient times. it took three years to clear the debris. a hundred feet down, at the base of the staircase, lay one of the most magnificent maya tombs ever found. at its heart lay a limestone sarcophagus. might these images carved on its surface reveal more about the ancient grave site ? archaeologist peter matthews. in 1952, the hieroglyphics could not be read either in this tomb inscription or anywhere else at palenque, apart from the dates. and it was considered at that stage that most of the burials that were dug up were those of priests. keach: the burial itself was proof of the extraordinary power and wealth of the deceased. the
what happened to the-- what was it? - skylab. - the skylab? skylab back in the 70s, it was in an elliptical orbit, okay, going around, around, around and what happened is there was a lot of solar activity and the atmosphere little bit deeper at times, and they thought, yeah, and this come in and hits a little bit of atmosphere. slows down a tiny, tiny bit, but once it slows down that means it's not gonna go so high next throw, huh? then it comes down, slow down a little bit more. next time up to here and so the orbit decays, because it drags its feet as it comes by and keeps decaying, decaying, decaying and then phoom, splasharoony. if you're going about 20,000 miles per hour and hit the air, guess what happens to you? okay, you get burned up, burned to a crisp. when you see the meteors up there, you know, you see the meteors like there was a meteor shower a few months ago. you know what those meteors are? they call them falling stars, yeah? how big is a falling star on the average? humungous, humungous, humungous or humungous, humungous, humungous, humungous or abo
: i agree with him. amy goodman: that the u.s. is the greatest purveyor of violence. rep. john lewis: we have more- we spend hundreds and thousand, millions and billions of dollars on weaponry. we're supplying the world. we sell arms to everybody. dr. king was saying that we have to put an end to this madness. he was influenced by gandhi, and gandhi said it's nonviolence or nonexistence. dr. king went on to say, "we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we will perish as fools." he was saying, in effect, that we have enough bombs and missiles and guns to destroy the planet. he said it then, and it's still true today. amy goodman: at the time, time magazine called the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for radio hanoi." that's the dr. king 1967 speech against the war in vietnam. the washington post declared king had, quote, "diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people." rep. john lewis: i think it's so unfortunate that publications like time magazine, washington post - if they had to rewrite those articles today, it would be a di
pounds. all my friends weighed more 100. i was in the 90s and was tall as i am now, like a toothpick, man. and i remember-- this is scout's honor-- i remember i used to go into the drugstore and i'd drink milkshakes. i'd do everything i could, you know? and everybody, "how come you're not gaining weight?" god, i'm trying like-- okay, i couldn't do it. and i would go into the drugstore and i would get on a scale and make sure none of my friends are around and put the penny in. [whistles] "oh, 94. will the day ever come? will the day ever come, okay?" well, one time, i'm over a friend's house. and my friend had a bathroom scale in the bathroom. and i was in the bathroom and looked to make sure that no one look 'cause i'm always afraid someone will come by and say, "hey, hewitt, you don't even weigh 100. "hey, everybody, you know what, hewitt here don't weigh 100 yet." i was afraid of that, you know? okay. anyway, one day, i'm at a friend's house, in the bathroom, he's got a scale. and look, there's no one coming. i step up on a scale, there it was, 94, right? and a friend walks in. and i gr
month before the democratic primary by a u.s. attorney in the middle district of alabama on charges the new york times said have never been a crime in america. >> we will speak with alabama's former democratic governor don siegelman as he reports to prison today after losing an appeal of a controversial conflict -- controversial conviction that many have compared to a political witch hunt. as a nation marks the 11th anniversary of the september 11 attacks, we will speak with pulitzer prize-winning journalist chris hedges. >> we are spiraling downward in this new world of global neil feudalism, this world of masters and serfs as more and more people wake up, they're going to have to implement the harsher measures of control that we see be made into law. >> chris hedges on "days of destruction, days of revolt." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. thousands of teachers, parents, students marched in the streets of chicago monday, the opening day of the city's first public school strike in a quarter- centu
to gauguin. now in his early 40s, he wrote to his wife: reader: (gauguin): may the day come -- soon, perhaps -- when i'll flee to the woods on an island in oceania, there to live on ecstasy, calm, and art. there, in tahiti, in the silence of the beautiful tropical nights, i will be able to listen to the soft, murmuring music of the movements of my heart in amorous harmony with the mysterious beings around me. free at last, without financial worries and able to love, sing, and die. narrator: gauguin landed in papeete, the tahitian capital. he arrived wearing a hat he'd picked up at buffalo bill's wild west show. but the tahiti gauguin encountered in 1891 had changed drastically from the tahiti described so rapturously by 18th-century explorers. far from france, it was also far from paradise. now a french colony, life there had been transformed by bureaucrats and missionaries -- and by the european scourges of small pox, influenza, and alcoholism. within days, gauguin's illusions about papeete were stripped away. reader (gauguin): tahiti is becoming completely french. little by little, all the
rice in california since the 1920s. we're extremely happy to see brown rice being used in innovative presentations. >> applications like they do at the m cafe in southern california. based on a purely macrobiotic diet, which is one where everything is eaten in balance, and eggs, dairy, sugar, and meat are eaten in moderation, the restaurant is packing them in faster than they can wrap together the hundreds of sushi rolls they prepare daily. up to 40% of their cuisine here is based strictly on koda farms rice. everything from sushi to rice bowls to rice pudding to even their famous big macro veggie burger. >> we're japanese. rice is a huge part of it. because that is our main food we consume every day. and we have researched a lot of different organic rice. and this koda farm rice is absolutely amazing. that's all we use. this is the only brand that i know that's organic and heirloom. and the taste is absolutely amazing. this is the shitake mushroom inari. inside is a brown rice sushi rice. and it's got the tofu pouch. here is the most popular item, which is our organic salmon cucumbe
, not if you're bay area entrepreneur chris mittelstaedt. during the dot com era of the 1990s, chris saw firsthand just how unhealthy workplace dining had become and decided change was in order and it was time to put fruit to work. >> we asked people what they wanted to see most, and they said, gosh, if we could eat something healthy so we could avoid this junk food, that would make our lives a lot better. so my friend and i thought, why not deliver just something as simple as bresh fruit and see how that works? >> to get his grassroots business up and going, chris goes to evy measure, even dressing up like a banana on the streets of san francisco, all to be taken siously. >> hi, would you like a banana today, sir--a free banana from the fruit guys? >> sure. > we deliver fruit to offices, keep employees healthy at work. free banana from the fruit guys? we deliver fruit to offices. >> thank yoe. thank you. >> yeah, grab a banana if you'd like. free banana today? >> a simple concept to some but also a hard sell for some of us. studies show that more than 70% us eat at our desks several tim
for your dad? o.k. "island." that's easy-- i-s-l-a-n-d. right. "medicine." m-e-d-e... i mean, m-e-d-i-c-i-n-e. good! what do you study in school? piano, music theory, composing on computer, stuff like that. ramón: hi, pal. hi, dad. how'd it go? i got the job. thanks for telling me about it. you're welcome. dad, can we give ms. casey a ride home? sure. oh, that's o.k. i can take the bus. no, i insist, please. car's right over there. thanks. there you go. thank you. alex: dad, can i take guitar lessons with ms. casey? not now, alex. we'll talk about it later. sit back and buckle up. sorry, i had a bad day. listen, you don't have to drive me home. really, i can take the bus. no, it's no big deal. these flowers just arrived for you. r me? who are they from? don't know. what does the card say? "save saturday for me. "something big is happening. alberto." wow, they're beautiful. yes, they're lovely. guess we'll put them in water. ( alarm clock beeping ) ( telephone ringing ) hello? hi, dad. it's me. oh, rebecca, how are you? oh, i'm fine. how are you? i've never been better. good, i'
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